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Four-year-old falls under float in NS Christmas parade, dies

Posted at 6:39 PM, Nov 25, 2018

Police in Nova Scotia say a four-year-old died Sunday when she fell under a float in a Christmas parade, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

A spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia said the girl was running alongside a moving float at the parade in downtown Yarmouth when she fell underneath it. 

“A very tragic incident, very traumatic for everyone who was involved with the parade and at the scene,”  Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, of the Nova Scotia RCMP, told the CBC. “My understanding is there were a lot of people nearby when this took place. So our thoughts right now are with this little girl’s family, as it’s a very difficult time, but also with the community, with people that were there watching the parade.”

The incident happened about an hour after the Yarmouth Christmas Parade of Lights began, the CBC reports.

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